This year the United States is celebrating the ratification of the 19th amendment to its Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.
Governor Larry Hogan has designated 2020 the Year of the Woman and has promised that his administration is committed to empowering and advocating for women in Maryland. “Our state’s history has been shaped by extraordinary women leaders,” he said. Howard County Executive Calvin Ball kicked off the Year of the Howard County Woman in January. Howard County’s Historical Society will have a year-long schedule of events, lectures, programs honoring women.
Tracing Maryland’s Herstory
The Maryland Office of Tourism and its partners are celebrating the Year of the Woman in Maryland through exhibits and activities that feature influential women, past and present. Here are a few suggested places to visit where women have left their mark…Read more
Above, the seven-mile Stewart’s Canal, which enslaved people dug by hand for the Stewart Family, is a stop on the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. Right, in St. Mary’s City you can mingle with historical figures who help you to experience life in 1635.
Liz Bobo is Still Speaking Out
Liz Bobo has some good advice for women: “Trust your instincts and don’t be afraid to go with them,” she says. As Maryland’s first female County Executive and the first and only in Howard County, Bobo knows what it takes to be true to yourself and at the same time love your family, serve your community, and protect the earth… Read more
Getting to Vote
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, the Howard County Historical Society (HCHS) has developed a variety of events and exhibits celebrating the role that women have played in the county’s history… Read more